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Quote Left Said the little boy, Sometimes I drop my spoon. Said the little old man, I do that too. The little boy whispered, I wet my pants. I do too, laughed the old man. Said the little boy, I often cry. The old man nodded. So do I. But worst of all, said the boy, it seems Grown-ups don't pay attention to me. And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand. I know what you mean, said the little old man. Quote Right
Quote Left There is occasions and causes why and wherefore in all things. Quote Right
Quote Left Global thinking and local action both require understanding of ecological systems, but ecological management can be effective only if it takes into consideration the visceral and spiritual values that link us to the earth. Therefore ecological thinking must be supplemented by humanistic value judgments concerning the effect of our choices and actions on the quality of the relationship between humankind and earth, in the future as well as in the present. Quote Right
Quote Left Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Quote Right
Quote Left The inspiration of the almighty gives man understanding. Quote Right
Quote Left There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other. Quote Right
Quote Left Understanding is often a prelude to forgiveness, but they are not the same, and we often forgive what we cannot understand (seeing nothing else to do) and understand what we cannot pardon. Quote Right
Quote Left Another piece of advice: when you proofread cross out as many adjectives and adverbs as you can. You have so many modifiers that the reader has trouble understanding and gets worn out. It is comprehensible when I write: The man sat on the grass, because it is clear and does not detain one's attention. On the other hand, it is difficult to figure out and hard on the brain if I write: The tall, narrow-chested man of medium height and with a red beard sat down on the green grass that had already been trampled down by the pedestrians, sat down silently, looking around timidly and fearfully. The brain can't grasp all that at once, and art must be grasped at once, instantaneously. And then one other thing; you are lyrical by nature. The timber of your soul is soft. If you were a composer you would avoid writing marches. It is unnatural for your talent to curse, shout, taunt, denounce with rage. Therefore, you'll understand if I advise you, in proofreading, to eliminate the sons of bitches, curs, and flea-bitten mutts that appear here and there on the pages of Life. Quote Right
Quote Left I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace. Quote Right
Quote Left I do not want the peace that passeth understanding, I want the understanding that brings peace Quote Right
Quote Left Psychobabble is... a set of repetitive verbal formalities that kills off the very spontaneity, candor, and understanding it pretends to promote. It's an idiom that reduces psychological insight to a collection of standardized observations, that provides a frozen lexicon to deal with an infinite variety of problems. Quote Right
Quote Left When I came in here he was very instrumental in teaching me patience and understanding the game. He did that constantly and laid back sometimes when I was having a rough day. He had that big-brother mentality. Quote Right
Quote Left The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do. Quote Right
Quote Left When she was a small girl, Amanda hid a ticking clock in an old, rotten tree trunk. It drove woodpeckers crazy. Ignoring tasty bugs all around them, they just about beat their brains out trying to get at the clock. Years later, Amanda used the woodpecker experiment as a model for understanding capitalism, Communism, Christianity, and all other systems that traffic in future rewards rather than in present realities. Quote Right
Quote Left The world only goes round by misunderstanding. Quote Right
Quote Left The only religious way to think of death is as a part and parcel of life to regard it, with the understanding and the emotions, as the inviolable condition of life. Quote Right
Quote Left I would like to suggest that the history of science is the history of an enlarging understanding of the universe, its evolution, its history, and its structure. We have engaged the universe at the very limits of our capacity. We have explored the world of the microcosm and the world of the macrocosm. We have found at both extremes incredible complexity. The universe, beginning from an unimaginably hot and dense singularity, evolved through a series of stages, each producing the condition necessary for the succeeding stage. Our sun, our solar system, our planet, our own beings are all late stages of this evolving universe. The insights of cosmology and theoretical astronomy have served to tie us ever more tightly into the emerging story of the universe itself. The history of the universe is our history. We emerged from the same vast processes that created galaxies and suns and stars and planets. We are all of us recycled stardust. Quote Right
Quote Left An understanding heart is everything is a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. Quote Right
Quote Left Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never. Quote Right
Quote Left An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. Quote Right
Quote Left The effect of having other interests beyond those domestic works well. The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship. Quote Right
Quote Left The German intellect wants the French sprightliness, the fine practical understanding of the English, and the American adventure; but it has a certain probity, which never rests in a superficial performance, but asks steadily, To what end? A German public asks for a controlling sincerity. Quote Right
Quote Left Heat and animosity, contest and conflict, may sharpen the wits, although they rarely do; they never strengthen the understanding, clear the perspicacity, guide the judgment, or improve the heart. Quote Right
Quote Left Art is a private thing, the artist makes it for himself; a comprehensible work is the product of a journalist. We need works that are strong, straight, precise, and forever beyond understanding. Quote Right
Quote Left The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding. Quote Right
Quote Left . . . for until that God who rules all the region of the sky. . . has freed you from the fetters of your body, you cannot gain admission here. Men were created with the understanding that they were to look after that sphere called Earth, which you see in the middle of the temple. Minds have been given to them out of the eternal fires you call fixed stars and planets, those spherical solids which, quickened with divine minds, journey through their circuits and orbits with amazing speed.... Quote Right
Quote Left My own participation in the campaign was delayed by the death of my son Calvin, which occurred on the seventh of July. He was a boy of much promise, proficient in his studies, with a scholarly mind, who had just turned sixteen. He had a remarkable insight into things. The day I became President he had just started to work in a tobacco field. When one of his fellow laborers said to him, if my father was President I would not work in a tobacco field, Calvin replied, If my father were your father, you would.... We do not know what might have happened to him under other circumstances, but if I had not been President, he would not have raised a blister on his toe, which resulted in blood poisoning, playing lawn tennis in the South Grounds.In his suffering he was asking me to make him well. I could not. When he went the power and the glory of the Presidency went with him. The ways of Providence are often beyond our understanding. It seemed to me that the world had need of the work that it was probable he could do. I do not know why such a price was exacted for occupying the White House. Quote Right
Quote Left The Banquet Committee chose to honor Trent Schulze for this award because of his knowledge, understanding and dedication to this department. No one's absence is felt more than when Trent has to be away from his job. He works with the budget, training, and many other projects that are too numerous to list, while always willing to help anyone with their own job. He is very much appreciated by everyone within out department. Quote Right
Quote Left We are deeply disappointed that the administration has chosen, once again, to eliminate federal funding for education technology. Understanding and using technology are critical components of all students' academic careers�. We do not see how eliminating federal education technology funding advances [the president's] global competitiveness agenda or helps our students. Quote Right
Quote Left I want, by understanding myself, to understand others. I want to be all that I am capable of becoming. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Understanding

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Quote Left If you are looking for truth and understanding, look within for the presence of your soul. Listen careful, for Truth will speak to your soul as you quietly listen and reveal itself to you. As you come to understand the Truth, you will realize it isn't within you; it is you. Bill Baker April 12, 2022 Quote Right
Quote Left The more we wonder, the more we understand. — Native American proverb, translation by Michael R. Burch, keywords/tags: Native American, translation, nature, wisdom, understanding Quote Right
Quote Left Before you judge a man for his sins be sure to trudge many moons in his moccasins. (Native American proverb, translation by Michael R. Burch, keywords/tags: judgement, anti-bullying, tolerance, understanding, sympathy, words of wisdom) Quote Right
Quote Left ONE OF MAN'S GREATEST CHALLENGES IS TO BE IN HARMONY WITH HIMSELF AND TO LISTEN TO HIS INNER VOICE. THIS REQUIRES CONCENTRATION AND DETERMINATION, ESPECIALLY AS WE ARE CONSTANTLY DISTRACTED. WHO HAS THIS INNER MASTERY, HAS A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF THE OUTER WORLD. Quote Right
Quote Left If you're having trouble understanding something, many times it's because your mind is closed or your vision is limited. Open your mind to infinate possiblities, take off the blinders, seek the Truth. Quote Right
Quote Left Be of understanding, I Cassandra will not put all my eggs in one basket. The beauty of my love and it's depth for who I encounter will always be there, knowing change is the only constant in this Universe, I therefore must be fluid as the gentle flowing river and as the gentle wind changing direction but always true to who I am. Quote Right
Quote Left My understanding of complex issues is hampered by the limitations of a simple mind! Quote Right
Quote Left A better understanding can be achieved when we view our elected officials through the lens of human nature as opposed to politics. Quote Right
Quote Left "Isn't it ironic that the origins regarding our perception and understanding of universal constants, originated from a singularity?" Quote Right
Quote Left The happiest lover never have the same character, they have the best understanding of their diversity fact... EL-BANU'S Quote Right
Quote Left Too much thinking devastates the roots of understanding Quote Right
Quote Left This life is a constant struggle,to live means to suffer to die means to hurt others. Good and evil often intertwine all too often in this world. This world is both a curse and a gift. In this world there are many people but rarely can I call any of them my friends. This world is a world where the impossible becomes possible. Seek for a way and you shall find it. You may not enjoy the struggle but it will be worth it to feel the pride and understanding of the accomplishments Quote Right
Quote Left Reading builds the stage of meditation and understanding serves the insightful power of knowing thyself. Quote Right
Quote Left "'Choices' are the tokens that take us to places perhaps we never wished we'd visited, but we leave with greater knowledge and a firmer and clearer understanding of ourselves and the truth of it all. We are a book of life constantly re-editing our pages and at the root of it all, we rely on our internal compass - for some, this is an elusive marker to locate, but eventually it is found. Never judge a book by its cover." Quote Right
Quote Left "'Choices' are the tokens that take us to places perhaps we never wished we'd visited, but we leave with greater knowledge and a firmer and clearer understanding of ourselves and the truth of it all. We are a book of life constantly re-editing our pages and at the root of it all, we rely on our internal compass - for some, this is an elusive marker to locate, but eventually it is found. Never judge a book by its cover." LadyLabyrinth (aka Leanne Lovejoy-Burton). Quote Right
Quote Left Best time for yourself brings good understanding between you and yourself, and best time to explore brings best people to you. Quote Right
Quote Left Our life is like a book with blank pages, We write our own story. Let no one write on your pages. Understanding, love, and be kind always. Paul Lake Quote Right
Quote Left I suppose that there sort of comes out a creature, (which is my mind, so to speak) that tells me that everything’s pointless. I guess I do have a basic understanding, that I know life has meaning, but where I feel as though life has no reason, but then I think it is my responsibility to come up with a reason, but then I find it difficult to find meaning sometimes, which isn’t good because that’s not the person that I want to be. Quote Right
Quote Left The surest path to rid oneself of one's enemies is a road that is paved with compassion, illuminated with understanding, which leads toward friendship. Quote Right
Quote Left If you can not stand the heat that burned them, do not judge them and do not think you know everything about them. the things that you think you know about them are measured by the level of your understanding and the capacity of your sight. I believe how you see things around you or far is controlled by your mind. that is why you are you and they are them. Quote Right
Quote Left If you can't show any decency or understanding, Then I'd suggest you don't know what it means to human. Quote Right
Quote Left Presumption can be an unsteady and at times ‘Dangerous bridge that leads to sudden and painful understanding’s. Quote Right
Quote Left In one's life, in all life; we all are born in the circle of life. This is truth. In our climb to the top of the circle of life rather we climb to the right or left it matters not, for in the end we will all meet at the top. What matters is we show kindness, love, compassion and deep understanding toward each other; and most importantly respect each others path in getting there. Much love ?? Paul Lake Quote Right
Quote Left you cannot successfully troll those with understanding of psychology, you will only gift positive Quote Right
Quote Left Ring the Bells of FREEDOM, Ring the Bells of JOY, Ring the Bells for PEACE and UNDERSTANDING, Ring the Bells with LOVE Quote Right
Quote Left Death only occurs once life comes to an agreement with itself. Only after one fulfills its role will it proceed to the next phase. I Am architects your happenings according to the desires of your true self. Because we lack understanding of our true self - we don't understand. Quote Right
Quote Left silence is the gravity of learning and understanding; silence is the science of depth leaning Quote Right
Quote Left " Is it of mercy and grace I continue as a understanding man, in iniquity which separates God from man? Or is it a lesson which one deserves to live distressed confused in the way every prayer is answered as was it faithful prayed? A schism between my love and divine in eyes. I sow and my hands immoral war are needing justice to scold them sore. I know it's my blessings curse and my curses blessing either or by my power is my weakness even more. The pit or the clouds?" Quote Right
Quote Left The only way any will have a true understanding of their own creation is having a connection with the origin of creation; truth reproduce no lies and in that is perfection....Enjoy!!!! Quote Right
Quote Left "For me it's not the inner scientist, it's the inner poet that's exited...It's such a beautiful thing." -Dr Marek Kukula (astronomer). This is what I understand. If I can EVER write anything that becomes a conduit for this understanding, I will feel I have bridged the gap between science and art with the possibility we are left in awe. It is from this place of awe that we ask questions and seek to know the larger or diminutive picture. Let us always remain curiouser and curiouser. -Edlynn Nau Quote Right
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